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Black Francis is the stage name contrived by and for Charles Thompson during his residency in college rock band the Pixies, a period that ran from the group's formation in Boston during 1986 until the dark day in 1993 when Black Francis announced during a BBC radio interview that the group was disbanding. The other members of the Pixies such as Kim Deal were not yet wise to this, finding out a tad bit later when their now former associate faxed them a transcription of relevant parts of the radio show. Thompson's next show business identity was as Frank Black, often in the bandleading context of Frank Black and the Catholics. Publishing bean counters can watch for songwriting credits under both pseudonyms as well as under Charles Thompson; in the latter case he should not be confused with the famed classic jazz keyboardist whose works were recorded by Charlie Parker and many others. Thompson released many albums under his Frank Black moniker, but returned to the Black Francis name for 2007's Bluefinger, which was a concept album about the life and death of Dutch painter/punk rocker Herman Brood and featured some of Black's most ferocious rock in years. Still working under his Black Francis moniker, Black released the sexually charged NonStopErotik in 2010. Abbabubba, a B-sides and demos collection, arrived in 2011 along with The Golem, Francis' score for the 1920 silent film of the same name. ~ Eugene Chadbourne
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Black Francis


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Black Francis

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Black Francis

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    Popularity
  2.   Abbabubba
  3.   Tight Black Rubber
  4.   Meet Me at the Ghetto Gates
  5.   Custom All the Way
  6.   All Around the World
  7.   Alabaster
  8.   Svn Fngrs
  9.   You're Gonna Pay
  10.   Little Stars Theme
  11.   Test Pilot Blues
  12.   The Water
  13.   Captain Pasty
  14.   Wheels
  15.   She Took All the Money
  16.   Corrina
  17.   Test Pilot Blues
  18.   Threshold Apprehension
  19.   Angels Come to Comfort You
  20.   Your Mouth Into Mine
  21.   The Maharal
  22.   Get Away Oil
  23.   (Oh How I Wish I Could) Stay
  24.   When I Go Down on You
  25.   Dead Man's Curve
  26.   The Seus
  27.   You Can't Break A Heart And Have It
  28.   Discotheque 36
  29.   Your Mouth Into Mine
  30.   Angels Come To Comfort You
  31.   Cinema Star
  32.   Captain Pasty
  33.   Ghost Coming
  34.   Lolita
  35.   Nonstoperotik
  36.   That Burnt Out Rock and Roll
  37.   Virginia Reel
  38.   Miriam and Florian
  39.   The Obedient Servant
  40.   Miriam and Florian Theme
  41.   Tight Black Rubber
  42.   Lake of Sin
  43.   She Took All The Money
  44.   Band Intro
  45.   O My Tidy Sum
  46.   Rabbits
  47.   Bad News
  48.   Discotheque 36
  49.   Bluefinger
  50.   Bluefinger
  51.   The Conjuring
  52.   Polly's Into Me
  53.   Wild Son
  54.   Gyaneshwar
  55.   Can't Break a Heart and Have It
  56.   Lolita
  57.   Talking
  58.   Serious Curious
  59.   Astaroth
  60.   Stars
  61.   Do What You Want (Gyaneshwar)
  62.   The Flower Song
  63.   The Word (Reprise)
  64.   Il Cuchaiao
  65.   Six Legged Man
  66.   Makanujo
  67.   The Cover of the Rolling Stone by Joey Santiago
  68.   Polly's into Me
  69.   Monkey Gone to Heaven
  70.   All in My Mind
  71.   The Cover of the Rolling Stone
  72.   El Clavo Y La Cruz

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